ATGET PARIS Presentation de Laure Beaumont-Maillet

(Corte Madera, CA.: Gingko Press, 1992).

A NICELY PRODUCED CATALOGUE OF THE PHOTOGRAPHY OF EUGENE ATGET, who was determined to document all of the architecture and street scenes of Paris before their disappearance to modernization. Atget began in 1897 the project he would continue for the rest of his life—his Old Paris collection. In addition to the architecture of the changing urban environment, he also photographed street-hawkers, small tradesmen, rag collectors and prostitutes, as well as fairs and popular amusements in the various districts, including the outlying districts and peripheral areas, in which the poor and homeless sought shelter. The collection is edited and introduced by Laure Beaumont-Maillet, who was then the Chief Curator of the Department of Prints and Photography at the Bibliotheque Nationale. Item #29892

English and French text edition. With 840 finely reproduced examples of Eugène Atget's photographs of Paris, many of which are full page, along with plans showing the various borough's in which the photos were taken. Thank 8vo, in the publisher's original printed wrapper binding and with the matching original dustjacket. 785pp. A fine copy, the wrappered binding just a hint creased at the spine panel.

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